Read on for lots of yummy gluten free vegan recipes, with ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner! While I am not vegan myself, quite a few of the meals I cook at home are vegan by happy accident. I know many of my gluten free readers are starting to follow a more flexitarian or full vegan diet, so hopefully this round up will be a useful resource.
Recipes 1-16 are completely vegan. Recipes 17-28 only require minor tweaks (e.g. using plant-based yoghurt instead of dairy yoghurt) to make them vegan friendly. Bon appetit! Laura xxx
These gluten free, vegan spaghetti hoops are a coeliac-friendly, homemade version of the British tinned pasta favourite. And they taste just like the real thing! Super easy to make, you do not need many ingredients and they only take 15-20 minutes to cook.
This roasted pumpkin dhal is comfort food at its best. Red lentils cooked in coconut milk and warming spices, combined with sweet roasted pumpkin (or butternut squash) and baby spinach, this is one meal I am especially enjoying eating at the moment.
These gluten free noodles are super speedy to whip up, literally only taking 15 minutes from start to finish. They also happen to be absolutely delicious and one of our favourite midweek meals.
The recipe produces a flavour-packed sesame peanut gluten free stir fry that can easily be made vegan by simply omitting the chicken/prawns. It still tastes just as good and we often have the vegan version.
This sweet potato and black bean vegetarian chili is healthy, warming and packed with flavour. It’s naturally gluten free and vegan too, making it a great crowd-pleaser dish when you are catering for different dietary requirements.
Homemade oven chips are healthier than the shop bought variety (as less fat is used and you can leave the vitamin-packed skins on), and they are delicious. A win-win situation! They are also naturally gluten free and vegan.
This gluten free stir fry sauce is super tasty and is adapted from a brilliant recipe my mum shared with me. For a quick midweek meal, stir fry is always a winner and this particular recipe is one of my favourite go-tos.
This warming gluten free soup is vegan too, as well as being full of good nutrients and low in fat. Perfect whether you are eating healthily or just want a big bowlful of deliciousness. It is very lightly curried in flavour – cumin, coriander, paprika and chilli merge to give a fragrant edge to this soup.
Homemade granola is simply the best and this peanut butter and tahini variety is one of my favourite flavours yet. Incredibly easy and quick to make at home, it’s much better value than shop-bought varieties and you know exactly what is going into your breakfast bowl. It uses maple syrup as a sweetner and coconut oil as the fat, so is suitable for vegans.
A gorgeous, warming soup that is naturally gluten and vegan. This butternut squash soup only use two ingredients and is a doddle to make. The squash is roasted in the oven before being added to the soup, giving it a wonderful sweet caramelised edge and fantastic flavour.
Homemade gluten free granola is actually incredibly easy to make. I make this variety regularly at home as I much prefer it to shop bought. It’s packed full of nuts and apricots, with gorgeous flavours and is a new breakfast favourite.
These little tomato-topped, garlicky toasts are quintessential summer in a bite.
I never knew how easy it was to make gluten free tortillas at home until a couple of months ago. I’ve been hooked on them ever since! I always thought they would be technical or expensive to make, but it’s actually a 4-ingredient recipe and works out much cheaper in the long run.
13. Rainbow Slaw
Move over boring coleslaw, this zingy rainbow slaw is fresh and delicious and naturally gluten free and vegan.
Vegan meringues made from tinned chickpea water and no egg…that taste the same as normal meringue and are delicious…say what?!!! My mind was recently blown when I decided to try making meringues using aquafaba instead of eggs. The resulting meringue was AMAZING and a brilliant recipe to try if you are vegan or don’t have any eggs in your storecupboard.
15. Pea Hummus
A high fibre take on classic hummous, also made lighter and healthier. Using half acquafaba (chickpea water) in place of olive oil, this hummous is lower in fat as well as being silky smooth and light. Give it a try, I promise you will love it!
16. Homemade Falafel
Falafel are a great gluten free vegan lunch option and are surprisingly easy to make at home. Give my simple recipe a try!
And Some Recipes You Can Easily Adapt:
These delicious red thai curry noodles are slightly soupy, packed with fabulous flavours and immensely satisfying. They are also quick to make, only taking 30 minutes, so make a lovely midweek meal. To make it vegan you sub the chicken stock for veggie stock and skip the fish sauce.
Spiced chickpeas, tahini pomegranate rice, avocado, olives, hummus and crunchy salad combine to make one seriously delicious bowlful. To make it vegan, simply use coconut yoghurt instead of greek yoghurt for the tahini dressing.
This Mexican rice one pot is a bit like loaded nachos meets a legitimate family dinner! Seriously tasty rice with a good dose of vegetable and black bean goodness mixed through, topped with salty cheddar cheese, avocado, sour cream and (for the grown ups) spicy red jalepenos. To make it vegan, simply use vegan cheese to top and
This filling, yet healthy spiced lentil salad makes for a brilliant lunch time bowlful. Lentils flavoured with spices, mixed with aubergine, tomatoes and salad leaves and then dressed with a lemony minted yoghurt dressing. It’s naturally gluten free and you can easily make it vegan – simply switch in a plant-based yoghurt in place of the dairy yoghurt.
Crispy skin and soft sweet potato filling, topped with a Mexican-inspired mix of black beans, pepper, sweetcorn and spices. Finish with cheese, grill and serve with fresh rocket and dips. These skins are delicious and much healthier than classic loaded potato skins.
This recipe is naturally gluten free, plus it can easily be adapted to be vegan. Simply switch the small quantity of milk for a plant based milk, and the grated cheddar for a dairy free variety. Extra guacamole instead of sour cream and you’re away!
This gluten free garlic pizza bread is pliable and fluffy, with lovely crispy edges. The dough itself is vegan and to make the topped vegan simply use a plant-based spread or olive oil instead of butter.
23. Homemade Pizza
This recipe was a real labour of love and the resulting pizza is amazing (even if I do say so myself). It should yield a lovely, pliable gluten free pizza base. Crisp on the bottom and at the edges, but with dough full of little teeny bubbles that keep it soft inside. The dough is naturally vegan, so simply use vegan cheese and toppings to finish it.
A warming paste bake with tomato, aubergine and courgette. To make it vegan simply replace the cheddar with a grated vegan cheese.
A speedy midweek pasta dish, which is a go to for us. To make it vegan use a plant-based pesto (Sacla do a lovely one) instead of classic pesto.
Golden crispy chickpeas mix with sesame-packed zatar spice and paprika, then are topped with sweet red sauteed red onion, a minted yoghurt drizzle and creamy side of avocado. Yums! To make it vegan, switch the yoghurt out and try a tahini drizzle instead as that flavour combination would be equally delicious. Or a plant-based yoghurt would work too.
These simple gluten free flatbread are easy to make vegan if you use a plant-based yoghurt in place of the dairy yoghurt.
To make this yummy crumble vegan, simply replace the butter with the Stork Baking Block, which is vegan.
For more gluten free vegan recipes, check out Gluten Free Gelder and Healthy Living James, who both follow gluten free vegan (Natasha) or mainly plant-based (James) diets and have loads of fantastic recipes.